November 30, 2006 Special Dispatch No. 1375

Islamist Websites Monitor No. 29

November 30, 2006
Special Dispatch No. 1375

Islamist Website Presents First Issue of Technical Mujahid Magazine

On November 28, 2006, the Al-Fajr Information Center released the first issue of the Technical MujahidMagazine. The magazine discusses various technical topics, such as security for electronic data and databases, using GPS, and video editing and production. Some articles are aimed at professionals, and others for laymen.

The magazine's self-proclaimed purpose is "to help prevent acts of aggression against Muslims [in cyberspace], and to assist the mujahideen in their efforts." The introduction explains that "the Internet provides a golden opportunity... for the mujahideen to break the siege placed upon them by the media of the Crusaders and their followers in the Muslim countries, and to use [the Internet] for [the sake of] jihad and the victory of the faith." Since the Internet also renders the mujahideen vulnerable, however, the magazine deals with issues of computer and electronic data security.

It should be noted that the magazine is just one example evident on the Islamist websites of the growing interest on the part of the mujahideen in information technology, electronic data security, and hi-tech matters. This will be the topic of a future MEMRI Islamic Websites Monitor report.

Image 1. The front page of the journal and its title:

Image 2. The introduction, explaining the decision behind issuing such a journal:

Image 3. An image taken from the section discussing how Jihadist surfers can protect themselves from others hacking into their computers.

Image 4. A call for readers who possess the know-how to contribute to the journal in order to assist Informational Jihad against the unbelievers.

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